Lock Haven, PA asked in Legal Malpractice, Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Pennsylvania

Q: Ombias pretrial motion what does it mean and if my legal represent For me did not tell me about this what does that mean

1 Lawyer Answer
Lauren A Wimmer
Lauren A Wimmer
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: In a criminal case, an omnibus pretrial motion is a generic motion that must be filed within a certain time period following formal arraignment to preserve your right to file motions down the road as your case progresses. These motions are typically boilerplate and contain multiple requests for relief including a request to suppress evidence, a request for discovery, and a request to quash (dismiss) the bills of information filed after the preliminary hearing.

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